[Air-L] FW: [GIGANET-MEMBERS] Reminder: Call For Papers. Annual Symposium Global Internet Governance Academic Network (Giganet), Nairobi, Pre-IGF Symposium

Dmitry Epstein dmitry.epstein at gmail.com
Wed Jul 6 23:11:18 PDT 2011

Apologies for cross-posting (just a few days left until the deadline).




Global Internet Governance Academic Network

in co-operation with 

Research ICT Africa 



Sixth Annual Symposium


26 September 2011

Nairobi, Kenya


The Global Internet Governance Academic Network (GIGANET), in co-operation
with the Research ICT Africa (RIA), is seeking submissions of research about
Internet Governance to be presented at the Sixth GigaNet Annual Symposium,
held on 26 September 2011, one day before the United Nations Internet
Governance Forum (IGF) in Nairobi, Kenya. 

Since 2006, GigaNet has organized an Annual Symposium to showcase research
about Internet Governance, focusing on an interdisciplinary approach. Prior
successful symposia took place in Greece (2006), Brazil (2007), India
(2008), Egypt (2009) and Lithuania (2010). 

In 2011, the Internet Governance Forum has entered its second phase, after
having reached the end of its first 5-years mandate. This year’s event will
provide room to discuss the challenges encountered and results achieved
during the first five years of IGF. As in previous years the GigaNet
Symposium will further discuss current and future questions of Global
Internet Governance.



GigaNet is a scholarly community that promotes the development of Internet
Governance as a recognized, interdisciplinary field of study and facilitates
informed dialogue on policy issues and related matters between scholars and
governments, international organizations, the private sector and civil
society. http://giga-net.org/

Research ICT Africa is a network of researchers in 20 African countries
conducting research on ICT policy and regulation and facilitating
evidence-based and informed policy making for improved access, use and
application of ICT for social development and economic growth.
http://www.researchictafrica.net/ <http://www.researchictafrica.net/> 


Symposium Themes 

GigaNet is interested in receiving abstracts related to Internet Governance
themes, especially those containing innovative approaches and/or emerging
research areas. We encourage submissions on the following topics:  

§  The first 5 years of the IGF: Taking stock and the way forward

§  Developing countries perspectives on internet governance 

§  New approaches to theorizing internet governance 

§  Between global and local: the question of territory in internet

§  Freedom of Expression / Right to Information 

§  New approaches to Human Rights on the Internet

§  Internet governance and political uprising

§  International relations and cyber-security

§  Online privacy and dataveillance 

§  Cloud Governance 

Other proposals on more general questions of Global Internet Governance will
also be considered. 



Interested scholars should submit abstracts of research paper not later 15
July 2011, through Easy Chair platform at: 


Paper proposals should be submitted following theses requirements: 

§  An abstract of 800-1000 words, in English, where it is mandatory to
describe the main research goal(s) and the methodological background of the

§  A one-page curriculum vitae focused on institutional affiliations,
advanced degrees, scholarly publications and work in the field of Internet
Governance and related issues (for example ICTs). 


Evaluation Process 

The Program Committee members will evaluate the abstracts submitted and
decisions will be sent to applicants by email on August 1st. 

Accepted papers for oral presentations should be followed by a full research
paper, to be sent by September 15th. Some quality papers submitted that are
not accepted for oral presentations will be recommended for poster

Accepted speakers and poster presenters’ submissions and final papers will
be published on the GigaNet website. 


Registration process 

The GigaNet Annual Symposium is free of charge. However, a registration
process will be required close to the event. Please continue visiting our
website for further information about registration, venue and accommodation.


Financial Assistance 

One outstanding accepted paper by an African researcher may be awarded
financial support by the Research ICT Africa. This support includes a travel
grant up to US $ 1.000,00 to facilitate the participation of (emerging)
African scholars who otherwise would not be able to attend. If available,
information regarding additional scholarship options will be available
following notification of acceptance. 


GigaNet 2011 Program Committee 

§  Leo Van Audenhove – PC Chair, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium

§  Roy Balleste – St. Thomas University, Miami, USA 

§  William Drake - University of Zurich, Switzerland

§  Dmitry Epstein – Cornell University, USA

§  Marianne Franklin – Goldsmiths University London, UK 

§  Raquel Gatto – Catholic University of São Paulo, Brazil 

§  Alison Gillwald – Director Research ICT Africa

§  Nanette Levinson – American University, USA 

§  Milton Mueller – Syracuse University, USA 

§  Rolf H. Weber – University of Zurich, Switzerland 


Schedule Summary 

July 15th: abstract submission deadline

August 1st: notification of acceptance 

September 15th: submission deadline for complete papers 

September 26th: Sixth Annual GigaNet Symposium 


If you have any question related to the submission or the symposium
activities, please e-mail the Program Committee Chair:
leo.van.audenhove at vub.ac.be 





Prof. dr. Leo Van Audenhove


SMIT, Studies on Media, Information and Telecommunication 

IBBT, Interdisciplinary institute for BroadBand Technology

Vakgroep Communicatiewetenschap


Vrije Universiteit Brussel | Pleinlaan 2 | 1050 Brussel | Belgium

M: +32/479/75 32 36 | F: +32/2/629 28 61

E: Leo.Van.Audenhove at vub.ac.be

http://www.vub.ac.be| <http://www.vub.ac.be%7C>  http://smit.vub.ac.be|


Program Director

Master of Communication Studies - New Media and Society in Europe






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